Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Today's Accomplishments

More bags were awarded a 100%!!!!
Theophil (even teacher got to make one)
There are 4 more ladies that are working on finishing by Friday!!!

Please pray for all of these students and teacher and for their families! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Yesterday was a great day - besides being Candace's BDay!

We went to the sewing school and found out the teacher was sick and didn't come. So I proceeded with our 'test' we are doing this week.
The ladies are to make a simple bag to show how well they can do on their seams!

Here are the ones that finished theirs on Tuesday.





We also had some hail and rain!

We also had some visitors from the e3 Partners come and check out what we were doing and how things were going for us! It was great!

Then in the evening, as almost usual, the power went out so, as usual, we played '7000' (a dice game) by candle light!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Candace!
I know you are still happy the tree is down!!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Service

A little video I put together of short pieces of song from each of the choirs!
Hope you enjoy it!
Peter sharing an illustration in his sharing time!
The adult choir likes to move!!!
All of us are 'new church attenders', except Teddy (in the red dress)!
The beautiful shades of green!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Little Progress Report

This pumpkin plant is way to big, thus taking up too much room in the garden area!
Plus it has this tree growing in it, (top right hand corner of previous pic), which has aromatic, beautiful flowers.
Every Mon to Fri we take a moto to school! It takes about 10 mins. and they pick us up at the house.
This little boy comes every afternoon with his mom to class. He is very well behaved and no problem. We have become quite good friends since the first day he saw me and cried until he left!
He loved seeing himself in the camera phone - that was after I played some children's stories with him! He didn't seem to mind that they were in English!
This is a very deep hole in the yard for the sewer! The dot in the black part is the water at the bottom of the hole! All dug by hand - see the marks on the wall of the hole at the top of the picture - indents to climb in and out!!!!
Today was BAT DAY!!! This bat was trying to get back in after they guys sprayed in the 'attic'!
Coming down from the attic after spraying!
Fixing some of the 'holes'!

Stuffing an entrance with a rag! We'll see how that works!
Looking forward to a good nights sleep! No there is no guilt in the bats that were injured to day, nor no guilt in the homeless bats flying around looking for a home! Guilt free sleeping tonight!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

You Look Smart

Looking 'smart' is important here! 

On Sunday, my friend Sylvia came from Kigali to visit her family in Ryabega. She didn't know that I was going to her church so she was a little surprised to see me. She was asked to come up and translate for me and we had a good hug from each other and a good visit after church!
She looked so 'smart' and wanted a picture of the two of us. She had translated for me in December 2011, New Year's weekend when we had visited the church in Ryabega for the first time, and then had visited us before we left for Canada at the end of January, and then came to greet us when we landed back in Kigali the end of May. It is interesting to know all who she is related to now that we know more of the people in her home town.
But - this is about looking 'smart'! I was feeling a bit frumpy in my shirt that I had sewn in Canada before we came over here in June of 2011. On Monday, I had plans to alter the shirt and started by taking it all apart and cutting it up. It sat till today! Today I stayed home and did some sewing and mending, and then started on the shirt!

I think it looks much 'smarter' than before! Well I'm happy with it, and there were three others that thought it turned out pretty good! I've learned so much in the sewing classes!

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I started this mat this week with one gal in the morning class.

A day later I finished it.

The afternoon class wanted to know how it was done so we did one today!

Sewing on the binding.

Doing the hand stitching.
A good way to use up the scraps of material. The material the ladies are using is very old used material, as they are still practicing make garments. The backing I have donated from scraps I have. The 'quilt batting' is cut from some quilted pillow shams Peter bought at the market!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Bug For Wyatt

He on our front porch, and was huge. He had been on his back for some time (like all night) so was a bit slow! Don't know what kind he is - so you can do some research for me!!!!